Reach your fitness goals as you explore the world with more than 150 immersive cardio tours.
Look forward to your treadmill, spin bike, elliptical workouts by exploring beautiful locales at your own pace with speed interactive tours or instead kick it into high gear and work out with our world class coaches in the guided tours.
WORKOUT AROUND THE GLOBE
With BitGym, work out on beautiful beaches, explore hidden nature hikes, and race through magical cities around the world.
Forget about watching the clock and the calories tick by as you immerse yourself in…
Perito Moreno glacier in Argentine Patagonia
Ubud Monkey Temple in Bali
The Eiffel Tower in Paris
...and many more, with new tours being added every month!
BitGym requires zero setup and works perfectly on any cardio machine. You can mount your smartphone or tablet on any cardio machine such as a bike, elliptical, treadmill or rowing machine to get started. BitGym uses its patented speed tracking technology which uses your device’s front camera to track your activity in the real-time.
WORLD CLASS COACHING
Achieve your goals with the best cardio trainers. Whether you are training for a marathon, have a weight loss goal, or just staying in shape, let our guidance motivate you.
SEE IT BIG
Teleport yourself into a different world by streaming high definition trails on television via HDMI or AirPlay and make your bike, elliptical, treadmill or rowing machine session even more immersive.
STAY FIT OFFLINE
Download your favorite tours for offline use and get the cardio motivation to workout from home, gym or your hotel.
The fitness app shows you the number of calories you have burnt, your average RPM during your cardio workout, BPM from a connected HRM and the time you have spent on your bike, elliptical, treadmill or rowing machine. Complete your cardio workouts & achieve fitness goals while watching stunning interactive trails and keeping a track of your activities.
USERS WHO LOVE BITGYM
“I used to use ifit… but this is so much better for graphics and speed”.
“4 ways to get more out of your treadmill workout”.
- Huffington Post
“Takes the boredom out of gym exercise by giving you a virtual view to look at”.
- Stephen Fry
“I have to say I LOVE IT - the scenery is beautiful, the coaching is fantastic… I love the sprints!”.
After creating your free account you can access over a dozen 10 minute sample tours. To unlocked all tours and durations a monthly subscription can be purchased. Auto-renewal of this subscription may be turned off in your Account Setting in iTunes after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period. A user that cancels during a subscription month will not be charged for the following month.
Fixes an issue where for users in certain regions tours might not start correctly.
Reduces the app size and runtime assets the app should run better on devices with less available memory.
Fixes a serous crash bug which could occur when trying to play downloaded tours. We're sorry we let this slip in.
A pacing graphic is now displayed under manually set cadence so you can try to match your pace to it.
Ratings and Reviews
Very good, but could be even better
I have been using BitGym for a while but wanted to wait for some time to try most of the trails and features before I leave a review. As others have, I also tried a number of other apps and this one has been the best so far. The trails are great, video quality is excellent on my iPad Pro, and I have not had any issues during the video playback. I am also very happy with the choices of trails and the locations selected. The app controls are extremely easy to use and there is no learning curve. I also appreciate that I can use this app for multiple exercises, running, Elliptical, bike machine, etc. I have all 3 and use the app for every workout.
So how could it get better? Really two things. In another very similar app, there is an option to use vibration to detect movement of the user or the speed of movement instead of the iPad/iPhone camera. It would be excellent if BitGym can support this feature as well. The camera does not always work well depending on room lighting and the video sometimes stops mid play thinking the user has stopped.
Another improvement would be to work with the older iFit equipment that are audio controlled instead of Bluetooth controlled. There are still many devices like this in use.
Overall, I highly recommend this app. It has definitely helped make my workouts more enjoyable as I visit some of the most beautiful and amazing sites around the world!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the feedback! If you want an alternative to camera tracking, you might try the manual speed mode available in the workout hud.
Best Available But Needs Work
I’ve tried 5 or 6 apps with the same concept. This is the best of them so far. However, it stutters a lot, even on a Wi-Fi network, and a lot of times it goes into an “initializing” mode in the middle of a workout and stutters backward through the video.
The coached workouts could be improved by not having the coach’s face on there — just the audio (no offense to the coach meant at all — just not all Wi-Fi m earbuds work well with syncing with the video, so this puts the audio out of sync with the mouth moving — we can’t all afford a $160 pair of Apple headphones). So removing the facial video inset would make the coached version work better for a greater majority of people. Also, it would be move to be able to have the music track separate from the coaching, so then we could use our own music, the same as on the uncoached version.
I would also like to see an option for integration with fitness devices like Fitbit. The camera only doesn’t really do a good job of matching pace. A direct reading from a fitness device would be better. And it could also take heart readings from that, too, and not be limited to an independent heart rate monitor.
It’s almost like I’m really there...
I’ve been using BitGym for almost 3 years now and could not be any more enthusiastic about it. I bought a treadmill that was iFit enabled and that software was a disaster, IMO. So I went looking for a similar, video guide of runs and landed on BitGym.
The pros: seriously immersive experience. The video quality is fantastic and the routes are gorgeous. I’ve hiked several of the trails irl and it truly brings me back like I’m actually running on thru the forest, along the beach, or in the heart of the city. The interesting facts that pop up are easily enough ignored, but I like them as a way to refocus my mind and learn something new.
The cons: it doesn’t sync with my treadmill to automatically raise/lower the incline. Occasionally the app crashes mid-run, though this occurred more often the first year or two I was using it and less often now.
Wishlist: for someone to upload marathon and half marathon routes from beginning to end. Not during the actual race, but the route so that I could experience what running the route would actually be like. More trails. Now that users can upload high quality video, I hope to see something like that in a future release. It would also be fantastic to know what cities/trails/hikes are on queue or on a list for eventually, if it gets some users to help out.
In all, a 5* app that has been my go-to when I’m training indoors and keeps getting better with time. Definitely a satisfied user!
- Active Theory Inc
- 134.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Active Theory Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- BitGym $7.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.